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  • Place of origin:

    Doccia (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1790-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Doccia porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Lt. Col. K. Dingwall, DSO with Art Fund support

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 24, shelf 6

Physical description

Dish of tin-glazed hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels. Square with a reeded border and a wavy edge. Painted with flowers. Flat and unglazed base.

Place of Origin

Doccia (made)


ca. 1790-1800 (made)


Doccia porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels

Marks and inscriptions

In green


Width: 21.3 cm

Descriptive line

Dish of tin-glazed hard-paste porcelain, Doccia porcelain factory, Doccia, ca. 1790-1800.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

90. Square dish
circa 1790-1800
hard-paste porcelain with tin-glaze painted in
length 21,2 cm
under painted “10.”
inv. C.515-1914
gift: Lt. Col. K. Dingwall, DSO through The Art Fund
This square dish is decorated “al mazzetto”, that is, with a series of little bouquets of flowers scattered over the surface of the dish. The shape of the dish was defined as “a sei chicchere” meaning for six coffee cups (GINORI LISCI 1963, p. 76). This shape and the simplicity of the painted flowers suggest a date between the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. For further information on the “mazzetto” decoration and its stylistic evolution at Doccia, see CASPRINI 2000, p. 191-195.
Bibliography: unpublished

p. 104, Cat. 90
Frescobaldi Malenchini, Livia ed. With Balleri, Rita and Rucellai, Oliva, ‘Amici di Doccia Quaderni, Numero VII, 2013, The Victoria and Albert Museum Collection’, Edizioni Polistampa, Firenze, 2014

Labels and date

Tin-glazed porcelain
Mark: '10' in green
ITALY (DOCCIA); about 1780
Gift of Lt.-Col. K. Dingwall D.S.O.
(Label draft attributed to John V. G. Mallet, ca. 1995) [ca. 1995]


Tin glaze; Hard paste porcelain


Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Reeded


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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